LG: who needs tablets anyway?

LG: who needs tablets anyway?LG may not have led the charge of the big electronics firms into the tablet market, but it's leading the charge back out again, with a spokesperson confirming that the company will be concentrating its efforts around the smartphone market only for the time being.

The world's fourth biggest smartphone maker – like so many of the mobile tech mainstream – hasn't enjoyed anything like the same level of success with the larger form factor, with consumers still seemingly not interested in anything other than the iPad.

“We’ve decided to put all new tablet development on the back burner for the time being in order to focus on smartphones,” LG spokesperson Ken Hong revealed yesterday.

It's a sensible strategy too, despite having been overtaken by Apple to drop from third to fourth place in the global smartphone pecking order, LG's Optimus line of Android phones is looking more competitive than ever right now.

And with the tablet market hopelessly over-subscribed right now, the decision to take a breather for a while could prove a clever one.

Despite the announcement coming on the same day Microsoft added yet another name to the list of pretenders to the tablet throne with the announcement of its Surface tablet, LG says the two developments are completely unrelated.

“LG doesn’t see Surface competing with anything we’re focusing on at the moment,” Hong said.

Via Bloomberg

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JanSt / MOD  Jun. 20, 2012 at 11:03

I didn't know LG had made any tablet/s?!
oops

krogothnx  Jun. 20, 2012 at 11:18

i wanted to say the same thing but then i remember seeing one in a local cash converters window...

it's been there since the shop opened up a few months ago, though i suppose their asking price of £549.99 isn't exactly helping.

JanSt / MOD  Jun. 20, 2012 at 11:26

i wanted to say the same thing but then i remember seeing one in a local cash converters window...

it's been there since the shop opened up a few months ago, though i suppose their asking price of £549.99 isn't exactly helping.
whoa :D

morpheus  Jun. 20, 2012 at 12:39

"LG's Optimus line of Android phones is looking more competitive than ever right now."

Err.... crap battery life, crap software, masses of 'customisations' that slow the phones to nothing, crap support and never updating software despite promising to...... yeah real competitive.

Stelph  Jun. 20, 2012 at 15:08

Toi be fair the Optimus 3d Tablet was a genius product at the time, really made it stand out from the rest, except they forgot to put a 3D screen in it...... so any 3D feaures were a bit lost, ooops

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